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Brexit could lead to shortage of EU workers for harvest of Jersey Royal Potatoes
This year’s harvest of one of the British Isles’ best loved crops – the Jersey Royal new potato – could be hit by a shortage of migrant workers because of Brexit, farmers have warned.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Tesco brings back Italian New Potatoes for the seventh year
Solely supplied by Branston, Italian new potatoes are returning to Tesco for the seventh consecutive year, to keep pace with the increasing demand for fresh seasonal new potatoes.
Early maturing potato cultivars identified successfully using ground-penetrating radar by Texas A&M Agrilife
Dirk Hays,Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant geneticist: “With Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), we can image the size of the tubers and get a correlation to the actual physical size of the potato without harvesting them. Potatoes are a dream for Ground Penetrating Radar.”
Heavy rain damages potato crop in Ontario, Canada
After a month of good growing conditions and positive reports amid sporadic news on disease potential, word from one of Ontario’s potato-growing regions is that roughly 1,000 acres of potatoes have been lost due to flooding.
Cypriot potatoes becoming increasingly popular in Europe
Cypriot potatoes becoming increasingly popular in Europe
Saturday, April 22, 2017
First Jersey Royals arrive in the United Kingdom
Early Potatoes: The much prized Jersey Royals hit the market for the first time this week, just slightly later than the first crop last year.
Friday, March 17, 2017
It's potato planting time in North Florida
It’s potato planting time in North Florida. St. Johns County is one of the counties in Northern Florida well known for its potato production with the town of Hastings being the center of it.
Jersey Potato Growers take action to reduce levels of nitrate
Jersey potato growers have identified two areas where farming practices must change this winter to prevent a repeat of the water pollution that shut Val de la Mare reservoir for five months earlier this year.
Sunday, December 4, 2016